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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

post-run smoothie

Today I am sharing a super quick pick-me-up that has been getting me through the last couple of days of my half marathon training. With all this running, I was really feeling tired towards the end of last week and decided that a power smoothie was a necessity! I really wanted to pick ingredients that would boost my energy and allow me to recover, so I chose the standard ingredients of bananas and strawberries, and to make it green, I threw in some spinach. 

One of my latest obsession has been this powdered peanut butter. I first heard about it on The Food Network's The Kitchen {which is my favorite show!}, and I was so excited to find it at my local GNC store. I LOVE peanut butter, but it can be high in fat. But with this powdered peanut butter, 85% of the fat and oils are removed to make a much healthier smoothie additive! I have also included chia seeds in this recipe, but they are totally optional! With a little over a week to go, the end of my training is coming to a close and I am hoping this smoothie will power me through the finish line! 

P.S. I should mention that this is the perfect post-workout smoothie as well! You don't need to be training for a long race to enjoy this delicious drink ;)





Post-Run Smoothie

1 cup almond milk
1 banana, cut into pieces
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon powdered peanut butter {regular peanut butter works fine too!}
1/2 - 1 tablespoons chia seeds, optional

Place the almond milk, spinach, banana, frozen strawberries, powered peanut butter and chia seeds {if using} in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes one large smoothie.

I've also included some of my favorite workout pieces that I have been eyeing for race day below. I am loving all these bright colors -- perfect for being spotted crossing the finish line on race day ;)  

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I need to start making smoothies again - this one looks delicious!


  2. Powdered PB is the jam! I love it, too. Great smoothie recipe- I'll have to try this! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Thanks, Ashley! I'm so obsessed with powdered peanut butter, it's addicting! xo

  3. That's one of my favorite smoothies! Sometimes I add Old-Fashioned Oats for more substance, too!

    1. That's such a great idea to add the oats, Melissa! I'll have to try that next time :) xo

  4. This is what I need to start doing after running. I notice that it has been much harder for me to complete my full run session now and I think it's because I don't get enough energy from my food choices lately. Thanks for this recipe. Will have to try it soon!

    1. Let me know how you like it! I was feeling the same way and the smoothie really has seemed to help! xo

  5. I've been dying to try the PB2. I'm going to write it down right now so I can remember to get it.

    :] // ▲ ▲

    1. Let me know how you like it, Carmen! PB2 is my latest obsession :) xo

  6. great! have to try it out!


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